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COLLIS, William Andrews

William Andrews Collis

(W. A. Collis)
New Plymouth

born circa 1853 Fiji
died circa 1920
registered 1920/5439 as William Andrew Collis aged 67 years


Messrs. Williamson and Co.'s Photographic Views of the Province.— We inspected yesterday afternoon, at Messrs. Williamson and Co.'s photographic studio, a number of beautiful views taken recently in various parts of the Province. They are "plate" size, being ten inches by twelve inches. The views were taken by Mr. W. A. Collis, and are very excellent specimens of photographic art, comprising scenes at the Waitara, Urenui, and Pukearuhe. "A Bush Scene," taken from a gully at the back of the A.C. Camp, looking south-east, is really a very beautiful picture, and another looking to the north-east is equally effectively taken. The views at Pukearuhe also comprises the following scenes:-
"View of the A.C. Camp from the Sea,"
"View of the Camp from northeast side, showing the Cliffs,"
"View of the Camp from the Slaughter-house,"
"View of the Cliffs from the Sands."

At Urenui we see 

"Wilkinson's Hotel," 
"View of the Redoubt and Magazine" showing also several of the settlers' houses there; 
"A View of the Township and north side of the River," and 
"A View of the Urenui Bridge."

Our space to-day prevents us doing that justice to these views that we should like, and we shall on another occasion refer to the collection but we cannot conclude without recommending those who would wish their friends in England or elsewhere to have an idea of the Province, to purchase some of these photographs and forwarded them home, feeling sure it would tend more to create a desire to visit this spot than all the letters they could write on the subject. We may add that Messrs. Williamson and Co. have innumerable views taken about the town, also panoramas of New Plymouth, one taken from Marsland Hill, and the other from Fort Niger.

Taranaki Herald, Volume XXIV, Issue 2404, 22 April 1876, Page 2

Councillor William Andrews Collis was born in Fiji, South Sea Islands, in 1853, but arrived in Auckland at an early age, and was educated at Wesley College. The family settled in New Plymouth in 1872, and the subject of this sketch was brought up as a photographer with Mr. Hartley Webster. After some time he became manager of Messrs Williamson and Company's business, and commenced on his own account, in Brougham Street, in the year 1875. Mr. Collis was elected to the Borough Council, in 1889, for West Ward, but he has latterly represented Central Ward. He is a representative of the Council on the Board which controls the Recreation Grounds, and is the New Plymouth member of the Egmont National Park Board. Mr. Collis is chairman of the North Egmont Committee, in connection with the Park, and is secretary and treasurer of the local Scenery Preservation Society, the parent society of its kind in New Zealand. He has also been for several years chairman of the New Plymouth school committee. As a Forester, Mr. Collis is a trusted of Court Waireka, Ancient Order of Foresters; and he acts as trustee and secretary of three trusts in connection with the Wesleyan Methodist Church in New Plymouth. He was married, in 1877, to a daughter of the late Mr. W. R. King, of New Plymouth, and has two sons and four daughters. Mr. Collis is further referred to in connection with his business as a photographer.

Collis, William Andrews, Photographer, Devon Street, New Plymouth. Mr. Collis began business in Brougham Street, in 1875, but in 1882 he built his studio in Devon Street. The building is of wood and iron, and two stories in height; it has a studio, waiting and dressing rooms on the upper floor; and the offices and work rooms are on the ground floor. Mr. Collis undertakes all kinds of photography, including landscape and portraiture. He is further referred to as a member of the New Plymouth Borough Council.

The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Taranaki, Hawke’s Bay & Wellington Provincial Districts]
Victoria University of Wellington 


Henry Winkelmann
 born 26 September 1860 Bradford, Yorkshire, England
died 5 July 1931 Mount Eden, Auckland, New Zealand

The scow "Herald"
 The "Herald" was a wooden vessel of 73 tons register, built at Auckland in 1892, and owned by Mr. A. W. Bryant, coal, lime, cement, and shingle merchant.

The "Herald" struck on Canoe Rock, off Kawau Island, on July 14, 1928. After her crew had landed on the rock, the scow drifted away.

Photographs of Auckland. The Auckland City Council decided last evening to purchase for £100 a collection of 1700 photographic negatives depicting the city and suburbs in earlier days, particularly during the last 30 years. The collection was made by Mr. H. Winkelmann. The pictures are considered to be of topographical and historical value.
Auckland Star, Volume LIX, Issue 194, 17 August 1928, Page 6

Auckland Star, Volume LIX, Issue 236, 5 October 1928, Page 14

Mr. Henry Winkelmann.
Noted Photographer.

The death occurred on July 5 of Mr. Henry Winkelmann, aged 71 years. The son of the late Mr. Peter Winkelmann of Bradford, Yorkshire, he was born at Hollingsworth House, Gomersal, near Leeds, and was educated at Bradford and Neuwied, Germany. Some 50 years ago he arrived in New Zealand and joined the staff of the Bank of New Zealand. He was stationed at various branches in New Zealand and also spent several years in Fiji.

Upon returning to Auckland Mr. Winkelmann became secretary for the Coastal S.S. Company which ran several boats to ports in the Hauraki Gulf. The company eventually, merged with the Northern Company, and Mr. Winkelmann then devoted himself to photography, which for a number of years had been his hobby. He had a very complete technical knowledge, and his originality and daring in selecting new viewpoints gave his work a character that was unique at the time. 

He specialised in marine photography, and as he was also a keen yachtsman he made a collection of pictures that made, his name known not only throughout New Zealand but abroad, for his work was reproduced in many overseas journals. He was particularly good at taking panoramic views from difficult viewpoints that required climbing skill and a cool head. It was his ability as a photographer, combined with an interest in scientific research, that led to Mr. Winkelmann's inclusion in several important solar eclipse expeditions to different in the Pacific, including Flint Island, Tonga, and also to Port Davey, Tasmania. 

He was an excellent pianist and organist, and in his younger days frequently performed at concerts in Auckland and other centres. A prominent Freemason, he was a life-member of Lodge Te Awamutu, 2221, E.C., and for a considerable period he was organist to the lodge.

He was connected with several social organisations in and was a member of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and the New Zealand Power Boat Association, and the Victoria Cruising Club. It is only a few years since he retired from business, on medical advice, but he continued to interest himself in photography.

He is survived by four sisters. Mrs. M. L. Fox, of Herne Bay, Auckland, Mrs. Sidney Springfield, of Swanson, Mrs. B. R. Palmer, of Narrabri, New South Wales, and Mrs. Harold Vogan, of Sydney.
Auckland Star, Volume LXII, Issue 157, 6 July 1931, Page 5

... He won among other trophies the grand prize at the Panama Exposition. His skill as a photographer, combined with an interest in scientific research, led to his taking part in several solar eclipse expeditions, including those to Flint Island, to the north-west of Tahiti, in 1908, Port Davey, Tasmania, in 1910, and Vavau, Tonga, in 1911. He also acted as official photographer during a Parliamentary tour of the Cook and other islands in 1903...
New Zealand Herald, Volume LXVIII, Issue 20918, 7 July 1931, Page 12

A Life's Work. The hobby and life work of the late Mr. Henry Winkelmann is immortalised in his magnificent collection of shipping photographs which he bequeathed to the Auckland War Memorial Museum. There are some 6000 negatives in the series, depicting practically every ship of beauty that has entered the Auckland Harbour in the last half-century. They are mostly yachts, although larger sailing vessels are represented, taken in every imaginable way to emphasise their gracefulness and charm. Mr. Winkelmann was the real artist, and worked long hours and endured  hardship and discomfort to secure his pictures. On regatta days, or when a sailing ship was expected, he would hire a launch and spend long hours waiting for the one moment when his "subject" looked best. But it was worth the trouble.
Auckland Star, Volume LXV, Issue 205, 30 August 1934, Page 6


 James McDonald

"New Zealanders of the present and future," writes "Tangiwai" in the "New Zealand Railways Magazine," "should be grateful to those faithful recorders of its natural beauty and its Maori and pioneer life who have passed on after their strenuous and faithful work. Such artists as John Gully and Kennet Watkins, such landscape photographers as Josiah Martin and Henry Winkelmann did a vast amount in their day to make known the peculiar charm and wonder of our scenery and to preserve pictorial memories of remarkable phases of the Dominion's life and character. 

"Such vigorous veterans of the camera as we have with us still, such outstanding men as Leslie Hinge whose work for the Railways is before us every month in this magazine can speak of the difficulties and troubles they met a generation ago in the never-resting duty of photographing wild scenes and great events. It was not easy to get about New Zea and in their time when they penetrated all but unknown country in the search for something new. It is different now, with the aeroplane to conquer once inaccessible regions.

"Mr. James McDonald, who died at Tokaanu recently, at the age of seventy, was one of those who had done a vast amount of good photographic work to make New Zealand known in the outside world. For six years he was almost constantly in the field for the Government Department of Tourist and Health Resorts, in the pioneer days of that office under its very energetic head, Mr. T. E. Donne now living in London. Later he was artist and assistant director in the Dominion Museum.

"'Mac' was an all-round able man in the artistic side of our national advertisement work, before that much used term publicity had been coined. He was an artist with a special liking for Maori life as a subject for pencil and brush.

In his young days at the Melbourne Art Gallery McDonald studied under McCubbin, and he was contemporary there with Longstaff, John Roberts, and other Australian artists of note. In 1890 he married May Brabin, of Hawksburn, returned to his native Otago some twelve years later, and it was not long before the newly-established Tourist Department engaged him as the needful man for the picturemaking campaign that was to make the Dominion's scenery famous. He travelled from end to end of New Zealand, he illustrated the Department's books; he was a sculptor also and modelled the heroic Maori group that decorated the main hall, in the big exhibition in Christchurch in 1906.

"Mac was not only a good artist but a good sport, a capital travelling mate, always cheerful, resourceful in camp. I write with knowledge, and affection for 'Mac,' for we travelled some thousands of miles together and camped in all sorts of queer corners in those days. There was the faithful trio of us, with T. E. D. to boss the party in his genial capacity as official head.

"I see them now, 'Mac' jogging along on his horse with a brace of cameras slung over his shoulders; far down the bush tracks of Westland — we had a wild week of it there once, a hundred and fifty miles from the Franz Josef Glacier over the Haast Pass and out to civilisation again at Lake Wanaka.

"Rough country! There was only one bridge in all that journey, and there was a swift alpine river to ford every few miles. All the better for picture making, was 'Mac's' point of view. There was a whole bookful of adventures on those backblocks horseback cruises — and in our Tongariro National Park climbs, long before a Chateau was dreamed of.

"Depicting Maori types and Maori tattooing, carving and all manner of native artistry was quite a passion with, James McDonald. When he retired from the Museum's service he settled at Tokaanu, as a suitable place for pursuing his Maori work, and he was a greatly popular character with the Native folk all about the Taupo shores."
Evening Post, Volume CXIX, Issue 152, 29 June 1935, Page 29

MARSH, Robert George

  Robert George Marsh
 born circa 1862 England
son of George and Rosetta Marsh
arrived Lyttelton 5th May 1874 on the Apelles
died August 1940 Rotorua, New Zealand aged 78

married circa 1887, reg. 1887/3307    
Mary Ann Thomas
died 3 January 1927 at her residence Pukaki Street, Rotorua in her 61st year

1. Ruby Gladys Marsh born circa 1888, reg.  1888/13257   
2. Robert George Stanley Marsh born circa 1895, reg. 1895/16294         
3. Charles Thomas Austin Marsh born circa 1895, reg. 1895/16295, died 13 August 1895, reg. 1895/4305 aged 7 weeks, buried Waihi Cemetery, South Taranaki.

Press, Volume XXXIX, Issue 5680, 1 December 1883, Page 1

In 1887 he patented an improved folding attachment for printing machines, he was then a printer in Wellington.
Evening Post, Volume XXXIV, Issue 114, 11 November 1887, Page 2

Mr R. G. Marsh is about building a four roomed house on his sections situate on Wall's Court Place, which when finished will greatly add to the appearance of our township. We want a few more with the ready to come and do likewise.
Hawera & Normanby Star, Volume XXXI, Issue 3153, 26 October 1895, Page 2

We hear that Mr R. G. Marsh, of Normanby, intends to erect a large two storied shop on the corner section in High-street adjoining Mr Jenkins' cabinetmaker's shop.

Mr C. E. Major reports having negotiated the lease of the business site at the corner of High and Victoria streets from Mrs Espagne to Mr R. G. Marsh, of Normanby.
Hawera & Normanby Star, Volume XXXI, Issue 3207, 6 January 1896, Page 2

Our township is still progressing, and I am informed that Mr R. G. Marsh intends shifting his store to Hawera. Is it that the ready is such a scarce' commodity amongst us that even our keenest business men are bound to fling up the sponge or what?
Hawera & Normanby Star, Volume XXXII, Issue 3215, 15 January 1896, Page 2

The tender of Mr John Ryan, of Otakeho, has been accepted for the erection of business premises for Mr R. G. Marsh, at Hawera.
Hawera & Normanby Star, Volume XXXII, Issue 3222, 23 January 1896, Page 2

Mr R. G. Marsh has sold out his grocery business to Mr W. Quin, who takes possession immediately.
Hawera & Normanby Star, Volume XXXII, Issue 3263, 2 June 1896, Page 2

New Zealand Herald, Volume LXXVII, Issue 23747, 29 August 1940, Page 12
[The immigrant ship was named Apelles]

This postcard is post marked Christchurch, 12 August 1908.

A Souvenir of the Round Trip
Nineteen Views
Waimangu, Before and After the Eruption.
Published by The Brett Printing Co. Ltd. no 23600.

Album of 12 postcards by R G Marsh of Rotorua, showing the Waimangu eruption of 1 April 1917, the accommodation house before and after the eruption, the hot lake at Waimangu, Frying Pan Flat before and after the eruption, Lake Rotomahana, Guide McCormick, and general views of the thermal district.


Lambert and Heatley

Lambert and Heatley
 Peel Street, Lawrence
March 1898 - January 1899

Alfred Gorham Lambert and Charles Edward Heatley
[they were brothers-in-law; both being married to daughters of Richard and Agnes Fellows]

Alfred Gorham Lambert
born 10 December 1872 in Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand [1]
died in 1942 in Invercargill
 buried 6 December 1942, block 32, plot 107 Eastern Cemetery, Invercargill

married circa 1901, reg. 1901/2466
Louisa Christina Fellows [2]
daughter of Richard and Agnes Fellows
Charles Edward Heatley
born circa 1873
died 20 December 1901 aged 28 years

 buried 23 December 1901, block 14, plot 75 Eastern Cemetery, Invercargill

married circa 1900, reg.  1900/35 
Euphemia Fellows 
born 11 February 1880 [3]
daughter of Richard and Agnes Fellows
she died 27 March 1970 Auckland aged 90 years, reg. 1970/33050
 buried 31 March 1970, block 14, plot 75 Eastern Cemetery, Invercargill
[she married secondly Henry Harold Marchant in 1904, reg. 1904/6679]

Tuapeka Times, Volume XXX, Issue 4528, 2 March 1898, Page 2
(this notice continued in the Tuapeka Times until 22 June 1898)

Messrs Lambert and Heatley, who have made a reputation as photographic artists in both Dunedin and Christchurch, have opened a studio in Peel street next to our office. They are capable of turning out first class work, and the public during their stay in Lawrence will have an opportunity of getting work of a class done that can only be obtained in some of the best metropolitan studios. The opportunity is one that should be taken the fullest advantage of. 
Tuapeka Times, Volume XXX, Issue 4528, 2 March 1898, Page 3

Tuapeka Times, Volume XXX, Issue 4561, 25 June 1898, Page 2
(this notice continued in the Tuapeka Times until 13 August 1898)

Messrs Lambert and Heatly [sic], the Jubilee Photographers, announce their intention in another column of giving up business in Lawrence at the end of January, and that up to that date they are prepared to undertake any description of photographic work, either at their studio or at the customers' homes. At the present time they are making a specialty of family groups, which they are prepared to take on the most reasonable terms compatible with first-class work.
Tuapeka Times, Volume XXX, Issue 4615, 31 December 1898, Page 2

MESSRS Millar and Austin have opened in Lawrence as photographers in the premises lately occupied by Messrs Lambert and Heatley. The new firm have had a lengthened experience of all descriptions of photographic work in other towns, and having had the studio renovated and improved they are in a position to turn out work equal in every respect to that procured in the larger cities. They solicit an inspection of their work exhibited in their window.
Tuapeka Times, Volume XXXI, Issue 4637, 22 March 1899, Page 2

Charles Edward Heatley, who will be remembered as having been in business some time ago in Lawrence in the firm of Lambert and Heatley, photographers, met with an accident on the Big Hill while proceeding to Beaumont yesterday morning. It appears that he lost control of the machine, and a Mr Brown who came along shortly after had some difficulty in separating him from the bicycle. He was at once conveyed to the hospital, where he died in the evening, few minutes before his wife arrived. No inquest is considered necessary. Deceased was 28 years of age.

Tuapeka Times, Volume XXXIV, Issue 4919, 21 December 1901, Page 2

Distressing Fatality.— On Friday last Mr C. E. Heatley, a young man who had been resident in Invercargill for some time and was well-known about the district as a canvasser, met with an accident which caused his death soon after in the Tuapeka district. He was riding a bicycle and it is supposed that he lost control of the machine on a steep part of the road and was thrown violently against a bank. The fatality is the more lamentable seeing that he but recently married a young daughter of Mr R. Fellows. The remains of the unfortunate man were brought home on Saturday and the funeral takes place to-day from Mr Fellows' house, Nith street. 

Southland Times, Issue 15126, 23 December 1901, Page 2 

[2] register transcribed as Hellows
[3] GenForum posting by Diana Burgess, 6 June 2009

BLAIKIE, William Nicol

William Nicol Blaikie
died 11 November 1898 aged 35 years, reg. 1898/3432
buried Northern Cemetery, Dunedin, block 85, plot 46

Otago Daily Times, Issue 11287, 3 December 1898, Page 5


James Valentine
of Dundee, Scotland

  Evening Post, Volume IV, Issue 128, 13 July 1868, Page 2

 New Zealand Herald, Volume XVI, Issue 5466, 24 May 1879, Page 8


Balmoral Castle, Deeside, 12w
Ballater, near Balmoral, 14w
Balmoral from the river, 14v
The Queen, Princesses Christian, Beatrice, and Teck, and John Brown, 17v
Keith Hall, Inverary, 21v
Balmoral Castle, looking to Lochnagar, 45w
Castleton of Braemar, from Craig Coynach, 104w
Ballater, from the south, 1-9v
King-street, Aberdeen, 533w
The Bullers of Buchan, 753v
Aberdeen, from above the Suspension Bridge, 784w
Ballatrick, Deeside, the scene of Byron's boyhood, 849v
Crathie Kirk, Deeside, 836v
Castleton of Braemar, 92lv
Broad-street, Peterhead, 971w
Brig o' Balgownie, River Don, 1021v
Aboyne Castle, 1023v
At Inverey, looking to Ben Mac Dhu, 1080W
At Inverey, looking to Mar Lodge, 108lw
Ballater Bridge and Craigendarrach, 1082w
Old Machar Cathedral, from the S.E., 1159w
The Dee, above Balmoral, 1190w
Old Bridge of Dee, 1239w
Tillypronle, 1240w
Kildrummy Castle, Donside, 1241v and 1242v
Craigevar Castle, Donside, 1243v
Aberdeen, from Torry, 1249w

Oban, from the S.W., 507w
Oban and the Sound of Kerrera, from N.E., 509w
The Dog Stone and Dunolly Castle, 512w and 709v
Dunstaffnage Castle and Loch Etlve, 513w and 1478w
Glencoe, scence of the massacre, 690v
Oban and Sound of Mull, 707v
Inelten, from the Pier, 820v
Inelten, looking east, 822v
Tighnabruaich, Kyles of Bute, 823v
Kyles of Bute, 825v
Dunolly Castle, and Bay of Oban, 828w
Loch Awe, and Ben Cruachan, 1039w
Dunstaffnage Castle, near Oban. 1131v
Dunoon Castle, East Bay 1170v
Dunoon, from West Bay, 1230v
Dunoon, from north, 451w and 1231v
Inverary, from the north, 1433w
Inverary, from the south, 1434w
Inverary Cross, Castle aod Duniquaich, 1438w
Inverary Castle and Duniquaich, 1444[w]
Dunoon, from the church tower looking north, 1447w
Oban, from the south, 1504w

Views In Caithness.
Thurso, from the lower road, 631w
Wick Harbour the Herring Season, 1571w
View near the New Bridge, Wick, 1590w
The New Bridge, Wick 1591w
Thurso, from Mount Pleasant, 210lw.

Dumbarton Castle, 335v
Helensburgh, 337v
Dumbarton Bock, from west, 450w
Helensburgh from the Pier, 1152v
Dumbarton Castle and Pier 1161v
View from the Pier at Helensburgh, 1415w and 1416w
At Helensburgh, 1457w

Views in Clackmanan.
Cambaskenneth Abbey, near Stirling, 156v
Cambuskenneth Abbey and Tomb of James III, 157v
Castle Campbell, near Dollar, 259v
A Bit "on the Devon," 380v
Falls of Devon, the Cauldron Linn, 381v
Rumbling Bridge on the Devon, 382v
Falls of Devon, the Devil's Mill, 383v
On the Devon, near Rumbling Bridge, 937w
Castle Campbell, from east, 942w
Castle Campbell, from south-west, 944w
Castle Campbell, from the south, 1147v and 1148v

Views in Edinburgh.
Edinburgh, from the Calton Hill, 33w and 291v
Roslin Chapel, south front, 65w
Roslyn Chapel, north front, 65aw
General Post-office, Edinburgh, 84w
Holyrood Palace, from S.W., 134v
Edinburgh, from the Castle, looking N.E., 151w
Edinburgh and Holyrood, from Queen's Park, 152w
National Monument, Edinburgh, 162w
Burns's Monument, Holyrood, &c., from the Calton Hill, 166v
Princes-street, East and Calton Hill, 167w
Princes-street, looking west from Scott's Monument, 168w
Register House, Princes-street, 173w
Holyrood, from Calton Hill, l83v
Corner of the West Bow, High-street, 190w
John Knox's House, High-street, 196w
Martyr's Monument, Greyfriars, 197w
Heriot's Hospital, 198v
Donaldson's Hospital, 200w
Holyrood Palace and Arthur's Seat, 202w
the Old Town and Waverley Bridge, 220v
the West Bow, 232v
Scott's Monument, 235v
Hawthornden and Drummond Castle, 239v
Hawthornden Castle, 241w
Holyrood, from the Calton, 289v
Edinburgh, from the Castle towards Princes-street Gardens, -25v
Roslin Chapel, 474v
Queen Mary's Bed-room, Holyrood, 209v
Craigmillar Castle, from east, 582v
Cratemillar Castle, from S.W., 583v
Holyrood and Canongate, from Salisbury Craigs, 587w
Roslin Castle, near Edinburgh, 588v
Princes-street and Calton Hill, looking east, 590v
Scott's Monument, looking to the Castle, 721v
Princes-street and National Gallery, looking west, 728v
Fettes' College, Edinburgh, 868w
Burns's Monument and Arthur's Seat, 875w
the Tolbooth and Canongate, 1028v
Old Town Edinburgh from Calton Hill, 1104w
Granton Pier, from east, 1109w
Scott a Monument and Princes-street, looking west 1110w
Roslin Castle and Glen, 1112w—
Canongate Tolbooth, 1161v
Leith, from Calton Hill, Edinburgh, 1165w
Jeanie Dean's Cottage, St. Leonard's, 1170w
The Prince Consort Memorial, Edinburgh, 1171w.

The above selection of Cabinet (7½ by 4½ inches) Photographs, by Valentine, of Dundee, and Wilson, of Aberdeen, have been carefully selected as faithful and striking pictures of the "land o' cakes". They will be posted free to any address in the Colony.
One for 1s 6d, Six for 7s 6d, or Twelve for 12s.
Sixteen Hundred Views to Select from. List l.]
CHAPMAN, Bookseller, Auckland.

  New Zealand Herald, Volume XVII, Issue 5674, 24 January 1880, Page 8

New Zealand Herald, Volume XX, Issue 6759, 17 July 1883, Page 4

Bay of Plenty Times, Volume XII, Issue 1620, 6 December 1883, Page 2

Southland Times, Issue 9360, 28 October 1886, Page 2

Southland Times, Issue 9360, 28 October 1886, Page 3

Prospective Entertainment. — Mr W. Dougall and Mr James Stewart have recently imported a large number of photographic transparencies for exhibition by their limelight apparatus. At their invitation a number of ladies and gentlemen assembled in Mr Dougall's studio yesterday evening for a private view of these. The apparatus worked admirably and the pictures proved to be very beautiful examples of a branch of photography that has been brought very near perfection in the hands of such artists as Valentine, of Dundee, and Wilson, of Aberdeen.

The scenes depicted were principally from the camera of the latter, and included views of cities, abbeys, cathedrals, universities, castles, and spots famed in poesy and story or for their romantic beauty, from Cape Wrath to Cape Cornwall. Some singularly pretty and interesting animal groups were shown. The inborn love of the Briton for the sea was evinced by the applause which greeted the projection on the canvas of several spirited pictures of yachts under weigh and of huge seas breaking on a rockbound coast.

Altogether Messrs Dougall and Stewart have become possessed of a magnificent collection of pictures pictures which are certain to stir the hearts of those whose homes were once on the other side of the world, while they will interest all as perfect reproduction of scenes and places they have heard of but may never have the opportunity of seeing.

A series of pictures of remarkable scenes in America followed, but these, with a few exceptions were not so good as the British artists' work. Mr Dougall then introduced his own Far South views, and these the spectators heartily enjoyed and applauded.

After a condensed two hours' entertainment Mr John Gammell, B.A., invited the company to testify in the usual manner their appreciation of the beauty of the pictures and the kindness of their entertainers in providing so great a treat. Mr G. Bailey seconded the motion for a vote of thanks to Messrs Dougall and Stewart which was heartily accorded and acknowledged. It may with certainty be prophesied that these pictures will be in great request during the winter mouths.

Southland Times, Issue 11410, 21 March 1890, Page 2

Mr Powell, representing Messrs Valentine and Co., of Dundee and London, having been commissioned by this well-known firm of photographic artists to execute 6000 panoramic views of New Zealand scenery, intends taking a trip up the Wanganui River, with the intention of photographing some of the more striking and beautiful effects with which New Zealand's Rhine abounds.
Wanganui Herald, Volume XXVI, Issue 7904, 9 September 1892, Page 3 

High Street, Christchurch, N.Z.
18283 J.V.

Government Buildings, Christchurch N.Z.
18286 J.V.

Among the passengers by the Aorangi, from London, which arrived the other day in Auckland, was Mr Powell, landscape operator for Valentine and Sons, of Dundee and London, photographers. He has been 20 years in the service of this firm, and has executed missions for them in Great Britain and Ireland, on the Continent, in Norway, Iceland, ect., his last mission being to photograph the landscape scenery of Morocco, Tunis, and Spain.

Mr Powell intends making a photographic tour of New Zealand, North and South, including the lakes and alpine scenery and, as showing the extent of his proposed work, he does not expect to complete his mission till early in 1893.

Mr G. T. Chapman, the well-known bookseller, who has been so long the agent for the late G. D. Valentine's photographs, will control tho New Zealand business. Mr Chapman will conduct Mr Powell through the North Island and his brother, Mr D. S. Chapman, who is now in London, will arrive in the colony in time to arrange for the South Island, so he will thus have the advantage of their local knowledge and general acquaintance with the, colony. The bulk of the series will be ready for the market at the beginning of November, when the tourist season commences. 

The series will prove an excellent advertisement for the colony, as Messrs Valentine and Sons, who are one of the largest photographic firms in existence, intend to place the views with their numerous agents throughout the world. As showing the extent of their operations, they have taken 30,000 views of British and Continental scenery, and have always eight operators in the field, and employ 300 hands.
Taranaki Herald, Volume XLI, Issue 9394, 18 May 1892, Page 2 

White Terrace (sic), N.Z. 8123 J.V.

Kauri Trees, Waitakersi (sic) N.Z. 17237 J.V.

The Boiling Lake, Tikitere, N.Z. 17296 J.V.

Champagne Pool, Wairakei, N.Z. 18017 J.V.

Hell's Gate, Tikitere, N.Z. 17295 J.V.

Bush Creek , N.Z. 17233 J. V.